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neighbors have identified as 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes stopped a school bus, shot the driver, killed him, and took a random kindergarten on the bunker on his property. now, neighbors describe the vietnam veteran as a survivalist and a menace to the community who had a history of threatening people. our victor blackwell is about a half a mile away from the bunker tonight. victor, i know this has been a very troubling and disturbing the story, because now another 24 hours have gone by. there have been few developments in terms of whether this little boy will be freed. what can you tell us more about this suspect? >> reporter: well, we've spoken with more than a few people in this community who have had run-ins with jimmy lee dykes, and i can tell you that he's not well thought of in this community. they tell us stories of shouting at them, allegedly shooting at them. they say he patrolled his property between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m. with a flashlight and a shotgun and threatened to shoot anyone or anything that came on to his property. one woman we spoke with said she never even knew the man's
not released the suspects' name, but local news outlets have identified him as jimmy lee dykes. they say the standoff between dykes and authorities began after he shot a bus driver and took the boy off a school bus. he has kept the child in an underground bunker for the past three days. retail giant walmart is putting a limit on how much ammunition customers can buy. this comes after a surge in demand following the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. joe johns reports. >> wal-mart is not the only retailer. this spans of a new store is setting a limit of only 10 boxes per day for semiautomatic weapons. there is increased demands and retail stores nationwide. firearms have a few reasons why. increased gun prices and record highs. more guns, more ammunition, and higher traffic at gun. with increased activity and they are purchasing more rounds. >> this could be increasing more. there is a proposal for a ticket% tax on ammunition. what ever the cost table set a limit. this will limit individuals and require background checks. there right now a fugitive drug addict can wa
-old jimmy lee dykes is holding the boy in an underground bunker stocked with supplies. only means of communication through a narrow ventilation pipe. the boy is autistic. medication has though been delivered through the pipe and police say jimmy lee dykes grabbed him after shooting the boy's school bus driver. >>> a middle school student faces charges for a school yard shooting in atlanta. a 14-year-old was shot and wounded in the next thursday. the young gunman fired several rounds before an armedecurity guard was able to take away the weapon. police believe the two students had an altercation before the shooting. the victim was released from the hospital last night. >>> the country is remembering a national tragedy this morning. ten years since the space shuttle "columbia" disaster. bells will toll at space centers across the country at 9:16 a.m. the moment "columbia" broke apart on re-entry killing all five crew members over eastern texas during a teleconference with nasa, a group of high school science students in texas recalled what they saw and what they heard. >> i actually
captive. the man who neighbors identify as 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes has been held up in an underground shelter since tuesday. police say he is holding a five- year-old boy that he snatched from a school bus after shooting and killing the driver. >> they stopped the bus and mr. dyke stepped on the bus and demanded a couple children around 6 to 8 years old. as we heard the little boy fainted. >> negotiators have been talking with dyke through a pvc pipe. they are passing food and medicine to the boy. >>> an old problem for san jose. graffiti has gotten much worse and with the recent police department cuts, some fear the tagging is only escalating. taggers covered a railroad overpass and sound walls on both sides of highway 101. it's not only along the freeways. but in neighborhoods as well. now the city is fighting back. >> so the minute they throw it up, we want to get on top of it. there is that psychological angle. not leaving it up so people reaps rewards. >> police spokesman says budget problems forced the department to eliminate the graffiti task force. two officers ran intelli
for his release. fbi negotiators say their strategy is to wear out suspected kidnapper jimmy lee dykes. they have been talking to the 65-year-old through a pipe in the ground. he's accused of kidnapping 5-year-old ethan after storming his school bus. ethan has not been harmed as the hostage standoff goes into fourth day. >>> three stories that we'll be developing later today. secretary of state hillary clinton says her good-byes at the white house in the morning and then gives a farewell address at the state department later in the afternoon. moments later, former senator john kerry takes the oath and the title of secretary of state. >>> meanwhile, keep an eye on vice president joe biden who is in germany meeting with angela merkel. they'll have a midday press conference. how is your friday weekend weather looking? we're looking forward to this weekend. >> super bowl. >> be inside really for that day. >> yeah. if you have to travel. everybody in san francisco very curious what will happen in new orleans. let's talk about the national forecast and break down for what will happen for you
, waiting for that boy's release. tuesday, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is accused of kidnapping the boy and killing the bus driver. ethan is held in an underground bunker and reportedly not been harmed. negotiators have been talking to dykes through a pipe but say there are no signs of progress. >>> it was a dramatic and contentious day of testimony for chuck hagel. nbc's kelly o'donnell has more. >> reporter: john mccain seized on hagel's opposition to the surge in iraq. >> the question is, are we right or wrong, that's a pretty straightforward question. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no anxious. >> reporter: over his 2008 comments related to israel that a quote jewish lobby intimidate lot of people in congress. >> name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> well first -- >> name one. >> i don't know. >> reporter: hagel was repeatedly pressed by both democrats and republicans to make clear this point on israel. >> i strongly support israel. >> reporter: hagel had on the terror organization, incorrectly referred to
surrounded. hostage negotiators have been talking regularly to the kidnapper, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, through a ventilation pipe. >> it's an innocent kid. let him go back to his parents. he's crying for his parents and his grandparents and he does not know what's going on. >> reporter: police say the two are in a six by eight foot bunker four feet underground. >> i've actually seen the hole, the bunker that he's in now. he's got steps made out of cinder blocks going down to it. >> reporter: authorities say the veteran has enough supplies to last weeks. he is allowing the boy, described as a child with autism, to watch television and take medication sent down through that pipe. alabama state senator harri anne smith has been with the child's mother since the beginning of the standoff. >> ethan's mom did want me to convey a message to the community and the people of this area, that she's extremely grateful for all the prayers. that that's what's getting her through. >> reporter: the ordeal began tuesday, when the suspect stormed a school bus, demanding to remove children. a heroic bus
with supplies. ne gauche yarts talking with 65-year-old suspect jimmy lee dykes through a ventilation pipe. they do not believe the boy, who is autistic, has been harmed. dykes allegedly grabbed the boy after shooting his school bus driver on tuesday. >>> now the shuffle going on in president obama's cabinet. it usually happens at the start of a second term. today, the focus is on the foreign policy team. tahman bradley is watching the ever-changing lineup and joins us from washington with more. hi, tahman. >> reporter: hey, rob and sunny. a lot of action with president obama's cabinet. kerry is in at state, clinton is out. and chuck hagel, a republican, who you would think would be hailed as a bipartisan pick, is under fire. senator john kerry takes the oath of office today as secretary of state, replacing hillary clinton who heads off to retirement with a big question still lingering, will she run for president? >> i don't know how else to say it but i'm going get back into my life again. this is going to be new for me. i don't know how i'm going to react to it, to be honest. >> reporter
enforcement. authority assist the gunman could hold out for several more days. his name is jimmy lee dykes. he allegedly grabbed that boy off of a school bus tuesday afternoon after newt chuting and killing the bus driver who was trying to protect the kids. that bunker is located on dykes' property. authorities there have been able to talk to the suspect through a plastic pipe. >>> also an alaska airlines flight landed safely after that pilot simply passed out. an airline spokesman telling us the plane was heading to seattle from los angeles when it had to make an emergency landing in portland late last night. the pilot did regain consciousness before the flight actually landed. a doctor on board was there, fortunately, able to take care of him. at this hour, it is unclear why exactly the pilot passed out. >>> the palo alto police department held a moving ceremony this week to remember an officer killed in the line of duty. there's just one twist. he was killed four decades ago. reserve officer lester cole was hit and killed by a car as he set out flares at an accident 44 years ago today. he w
identify him as jimmy lee dykes, and police say that he shot and killed the bus driver who tried to shield his students. dykes and the boy are in an underground storm shelter on dykes' rural property. the police are talking to them through a ventilation pipe. overseas tonight, iran is reportedly planning to use new centrifuges that can enrich uranium more quickly. that could enable it to build an atomic bomb sooner than had been anticipated. the white house called this another provocative step, and we asked david martin to look into it. >> reporter: the 3,000 new centrifuges would take up to a year to install, so iran still has not crossed the threshold to a nuclear weapon. but to david albright, who closely monitors the iranian nuclear program, this is an ominous development. >> it's iran signaling that they're going to dramatically increase their capability to produce enriched uranium, and it's the thing that everyone's been fearing. >> reporter: the new centrifuges, which iran apparently has been able to produce despite international sanctions, could turn out enriched uranium at three t
in alabama. locals describe 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes as a mean and reclusive man who worried about being abducted by aliens. on tuesday, dykes allegedly pulled the 5-year-old boy off his school bus after shooting and killing the driver. dykes has been holding him hostage in an underground bunker in his backyard. through a 60-foot pipe, dykes has allowed police to send down coloring books and prescription medicine the little boy needs for asperger's syndrome and a-d- h-d. police in atlanta have a middle school student in custody who is accused of shooting a classmate at school. swat teams stormed the price middle school after shots were fired. a 14-year-old boy was hit in the back of the neck, but his injuries were not serious. also a teacher suffered some cuts and bruises. the school was locked down and 500 students were ordered not to leave. the lockdown was lifted after police arrested the suspect. they still don't know the motive for yesterday's shooting. authorities in texas are looking for two people, after a prosecutor was murdered. >> has risen to 32. more than 100 error injured.
the police put out a photo of jimmy lee dykes, the man accused of shooting a school bus driver to death and then dragging a five-year-old boy into an underground bunker. the police have been speaking with dykes through a ventilation pipe. no progress so far. cbs news correspondent anna werner has learned that the texas prosecutor who was murdered yesterday had been threatened recently and was carrying a gun wherever he went. mark hasse handled organized crime cases in dallas and kaufman counties. detectives are now poring over his files looking for leads. the u.s. embassy in ankara, turkey, came under attack today. a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security checkpoint. a turkish security guard was also killed. the white house quickly called it a terrorist attack and holly williams is in the turkish capital tonight. >> reporter: the explosion rocked the quiet embassy district in turkey's capital. this shaky mobile phone footage shows the confusion in the immediate aftermath as bystanders rushed in to help the injured. the suicide bomber only got as far as the embassy's outside perime
-year-old jimmy lee dykes has been holed up with the child for four days in an underground bunker while authorities swarm above. the boy was snatched tuesday, after police say dykes stormed a school bus, killing the driver, charles poland. today, the bus was removed from the scene, amid new details of how the children were traumatized. >> the first ones i talked to was 3 or 4, that were standing there in a circle kind of huddled together. and they said they was okay that they just had saw a gentleman get shot. >> reporter: pastor michael senn, who counseled the school children just minutes after the kidnapping, said dykes wanted more than just one child that day. >> he wanted two children between the ages of 6 and 8 from what i understand. >> reporter: dykes has been talking with negotiators through a ventilation pipe and has allowed the boy's medication to be sent down. the child is believed to have autism. experts say negotiators will go slow, trying to gain trust and not do anything to agitate dykes like cutting off the electricity or putting sleeping gas down the pipe. and while tal
-year-old jimmy lee dykes stormed a school bus in midland city on tuesday. he took a boy named ethan into a bunker. investigators say the boy has medicine, crayons, coloring books and a tv. negotiators have been talking to the man through a ventilation pipe in that bunker. >> it's pretty small. he's been known to stay in there eight days. we've been told. it's 4 foot underground. >> now, dykes is also accused of shooting and killing the school bus driver who refused to let him take the children. >>> today, we're keeping close tabs on the labor department. it will release its january jobs report this morning. economists expect the unemployment rate to stay at 7.8% for a third straight month according to fact set. they believe the economy added about 155,000 jobs last month. it will be an emotional day at the state of illinois department tod -- state department. she'll say goodbye to state department employees. john kerry will be sworn in this afternoon as her replacement. she says she knows she's leaving it in good hands. >>> the obama administration is ready to take a more active rol
, negotiators are trying to get to a gunman to get him to release a 5-year-old boy. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes stormed a school bus in midland city on tuesday. he's accused of shooting and killing the bus driver who refused to let him take the children. he ended up taking a boy, though, named ethan. he took him into a bunker. the boy has his medicine, plus crayons, coloring books and a tv to help keep him calm. >>> today marks a day of remembrance for nasa. it's the tenth anniversary of of the space shuttle columbia disaster. there will be an observance at the astronaut memorial at arlington national cemetery. a wreath laying ceremony at the kennedy space center. there will also be -- for those who died in the apollo 1 disaster, as well as the challenger 1 explosion. >>> an emotional day at the state department. this is hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state. she will say goodbye to employees at a public ceremony. as for what's next for her, clinton has been rumored to be considering another run for president in 2016. nbc news's andrea mitchell says she's not sure what her future wil
-old boy hostage. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes stormed a school bus in midland city on tuesday. he's accused of shooting and killing the bus driver who refused to let him take the children. he did end up taking a boy named ethan into that bunker. investigators say the boy has his medicine, crayons, coloring books and a tv to keep him calm. >>> new developments in the deadly explosion in mexico city. right now, rescuers are searching through the rubble for survivors. a bomb exploded near the mexican oil company yesterday afternoon. it injured more than 100. investigators are trying to determine whether it was an explosion or an attack. >>> 5:35 right now. there was a hacking attack at the wall street journal. chinese hackers got into the system to monitor the coverage of china. since the a computer attack, they did an overhaul to bolster cyber security. "the new york times" announced chinese hackers stole employee passwords. the chinese government says it has nothing to do with the attacks on the times computers. >>> 5:30 now. the funeral arrangements for a civil rights pioneer have been anno
. >>> negotiators are still talking by a man holding a 5-year-old in a bunker for three days. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes stormed the school on tuesday. he shot the bus driver and ended up taking the boy named ethan into a bunker. the boy has his medicine plus crayons and a tv to keep him calm. >>> tributes to former new york city ed koch are pouring into our newsroom. koch passed away this morning of congest tour failure. he served as mayor from 1978 to 1989. he'll be remembered for his feisty style. supporters say he helped lift new york city out of its financial crisis in the late '80s. koch will be laid to rest on monday. he was 88 years old. >>> and d.c. councilmember tommy wells is thinking of running for mayer. we understand he will launch an exploratory committee. that doesn't mean he'll definitely run for mayer. but he does hope to make a decision this spring. he said current mayer vincent gray didn't reannounce if he'll run for re-election. >> the economy added 150,000 new jobs last month according to the department of labor. it also released data that suggested hiring was stronger in the
into that bunker. this all started tuesday afternoon when a police sort says the suspect, jimmy lee dykes, demanded children, and when the bus driver refused, the suspect allegedly shot and killed him. now for the first time we're hearing from his family. >> every time a child got on my dad's bus, they were no longer their parents', they were his. he considered them his children. that's the reason why my dad took those shots for his children, just like he would do for me and my sister. >> my daddy was not just a hero on tuesday. my daddy was a hero my whole life. he was my hero. >> reporter: several schools in this area remain closed as this town prays for a peaceful resolution. gabe gutierrez, nbc news midland city, alabama. >>> ten years ago the nation and the speights program were hit with disaster. offense february 1, 2003 when the nation awoke to news that the space shuttle "columbia" had broken apart. all seven astronauts on board were killed. today at the kennedy space center, nasa held a memorial service in honor of the "columbia" astronauts, the widow of "columbia" commander rick husband s
afternoon. neighbors identify the captor as 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. police say he and the boy are in an underground bunker equipped with a tv and electricity. the boy's mother says the child has asperger's syndrome and hdhd. police are getting medicine to the boy through a pipe. >>> metro issues a public apology for wednesday evening's gridlock on the green line. thousands were stranded. the agency says there were problems with a piece of equipment and a human error when crews tried to fix it. the power outage was the result of an emergency button being hit. metro apologized to customers for having to wait so long for the problem to be fixed. ♪ what time is it ♪ game time ♪ what time is it ♪ game time. >> almost is. that's right. in two days, the ravens and 49ers take over the new orleans superdome for the super bowl. here now, finally time to focus on the game, the game. dave ross is here. big ravens fan, tucker barnes also here. and let's talk about the game. >> yeah. we always talk about the ravens, because their our neighbors to the north. we forget about san franc
-old boy from his armed suspected captor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect. and there is no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: police say the two are in a 6 x 8 bunker four feet under ground. the suspect may have food and supplies to remain underground for weeks. dykes has been speaking with police through a pvc pipe from the bunker to the surface. one neighbor says he has been at the bunker. >> he has steps made out of cinder blocks, going down to it. at the time he had doors made out of plywood. two sheet of plywood nailed together. i asked him, i said, you know what are you using it for? he said, my storm shelter. where i used to live at the storms used to come through a lot. >> reporter: police say the boy has mild autism and the suspect allowed the child to have his medication. >> he is crying for his parents and his grandparents and he does not know what is going on. let this kid go. >> reporter: the shaken community is praying for the little boy's life. his pastor consoling many children that
jimmy lee dykes to release the 5-year-old, who has asperger's syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. but they acknowledged dykes could hold out for days. the police chief of a neighboring town told reporters that dykes has been known to hole up in the underground bunker resembling a tornado shelter for as many as eight days. >> the truth of it is that it happens. sooner or later i could not control. >> that is the man behind theauthorities in mexico >> that is the man behind theauthorities in mexico ci tell mlle you yolove me. tell mlle i'm i'beautiful. tellte me we'll grow old together. in sic skness esand in health. tell me mthat i'm still the o. thatth you need me. that i'm i your super hero! tellte me you'll never let me . tell me myou miss me. that'sat all ill need. [ femalema announcer ] for evr erything they neyeed tod hear this visalentine's day, there'ers a haa llmark car. they neyeed tod hear this visalentine's day, at ikea, we don't just we design good mornings. little experiments. big ideas. brighter ways. and better tomorrows you can take home
lee dykes is accused of taking that boy off a school bus after killing the driver. negotiators are talking to him through a pvc pipe. >>> snowmobiler caleb moore has died from injuries he suffered in an accident during the x games last weekend. the 25-year-old was hurt when his 450-pound snowmobile didn't complete a flip and landed on him. his death is the first in the 17-year history of the x games. espn issued a statement saying, "as a result of this accident, we will conduct a thorough review of this discipline and adopt any appropriate changes to future x games." >>> rescuers in mexico city are searching for possible survivors of an explosion at the state-owned oil company headquarters. at least 25 people have been killed. 100 injured. investigators say they don't know what caused the blast, but they are not ruling out an attack. >>> and today begins heart health month. and now there is even more of a reason to eat your veggies or go vegetarian all together. a new study out of oxford university finds vegetarians are 32% less likely to die of heart disease or be hospitalized
. this is according to police who have been communicating with this 65-year-old man, jimmy lee dykes, talking to him through a pipe leading into this bunker. some eight feet under ground. the standoff began tuesday when dykes allegedly snatched the boy from his school bus, killing the driver who tried to stop him. >>> now two years after the egyptian uprising, hosni mubarak, this is cairo today. thousands of opponents of president mohamed morsi hurling molotov cocktails, setting off fireworks at the outer wall of the palace compound as a fire burned. this is the entrance of his palace. we're hearing morse write ing inside. >>> and this is the scene, you hear all the chanting, the shouting. this is outside our cnn bureau in cairo. hundreds of protesters chanting in the streets. a week of riots calling for an end to morsi's rule has left up to 60 people dead. >>> a terse response from senator robert menendez to allegations he partied with prostitutes in the caribbean. he was asked if he had violated any campaign finance laws on those trips. >> menendez released a statement earlier calling the allegat
as jimmy lee dikes through a 4-inch pipe. investigators say dykes has strong anti-government views and the shooting of the bus driver may have been a hate crime. meanwhile, the community continues to hold out hope for the hostage, gathering for a series of village ims and church services. police say there's no indication that dykes has hurt the child. the child reportedly has an autism-like disorder as well as adhd. police have been delivering medication to him through the pipe. >>> happening today, a former culpeper police officer convicted of manslaughter heads back to court. today a judge will decide if the verdict should be tossed out because jurors consulted a dictionary while deliberating. the attorneys for the defendant say that shows the panel was confused about their instruction. >>> today is hillary clinton's final day on the job. and as she leaves, she is issuing a parting warning about iran about meddling in the civil war in syria. she warned about iran sending more fighters and upgraded military supplies to the government of syria, which is fighting a civil war.
out with anger toward jimmy lee dykes. >> i hope they get you and i hope you live the rest of your life in prison and you never see the day of light again. you're going to pay for what you did to this little boy and that bus driver. >> in north texas a manhunt is on to find whoever shot a prosecutor outside a courthouse. kaufman county district attorney mike mcclellan had this message for the shooters. >> we're very confident that we're going to find you, we're going to pull you out of whatever hole you're in and we're going to bring you back and let the people of kaufman county prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. >> there's a $20,000 reward for information that could lead to a conviction. >>> oh, it is cold in the upper midwest today. you can see temperatures in minnesota with windchills that make it feel like minus 25 degrees. that's what it's like in minneapolis and it feels like minus 27 in international falls. woo! >>> san francisco is one of the most gay friendly cities in the world, so imagine how shocked some fans were when one of their beloved 49ers said this.
-old jimmy lee dykes stormed on to a school bus. >> believe the children, a child is on the line with us advising that the bus driver's been shot. >> reporter: that driver, charles poland, was shot dead before dykes took ethan to the bunker. >> i have actually seen the hole, thing bunker that he's in now. he's got steps made out of cinder blocks going down to it. >> reporter: neighbors say dykes has isolated himself in the bunker for as long as eight days before. police say that he may have enough supplies to last him weeks. today, why do we know so little about dykes? >> one of the reasons they're keeping the negotiations close to the vest and not releasing his picture is to try to insulate the situation as much as possible so that they don't have a situation, where they have to deal with his anger and rage. >> ethan's mom did want me to convey a message to the community and to the people of this area. that she's extremely grateful for all the prayers, that that's what's getting her through. >> reporter: meanwhile, children are trying to understand why this happened to their friend. >>
these ongoing negotiates to three -- negotiations to free this 5- year-old boy. witnesses say jimmy lee dykes pulled a young boy off a school bus on tuesday after shooting the driver. the pair has been holed up in a bunker-type rhyme since then. this animation is -- room since then. this animation is what the room is supposed to look like. >> these three past days have not been easy on anyone. details of this situation have been very limited. we know that that could be frustrating for all of you. >> reporter: frustrating is right. members of the community have been holding vigil and church services hoping for a positive outcome. >> trying to bring the community together in one purpose. that's to pray for the safety protection of this young child an for the safe release to get him back to his family as quick as possible. >> while some pray, others wish they could do more to help the child. >> he needs to be back with his family. if i can go and get him, i would. >> the boy's parents have spayed out of the spotlight but did child's mother says her son was asperger's syndrome as well as hyperatt
to jimmy lee dykes through a ventilation pipe. they say they can hear the child crying for his parents. police say dykes is showing no signs of ending the standoff which is now in its fourth day. elizabeth prann live in midland city, alabama for us. what are you seeing activity wise where you are, elizabeth? >> reporter: well, in just the past hour or two we've seen an increase of activities. as you can see, the s.w.a.p. members over my shoulder going up that dirt road. the suspect's property is slightly behind those white buildings, and police have confirmed that they're communicating to the suspect with a pvc pipe. this is an example of what he's using to communicate. 4 inches, this is about 5 pounds, this is a 4-foot pvc pipe. we know there is 60 feet of pvc piping from the driveway or from the roadway of this suspect's property all the way to the bunker, and what we know from witnesses and neighbors is that that pvc piping is also going through additional buildings on that property. we are waiting for an update from authorities, we're hoping to hear from them 4:30 locally and, of c
is described as hanging on by a thread. hostage negotiators have been communicating with suspects jimmy lee dykes through a four-inch-wide pvc pipe that runs 16 feet into the bunker where dykes remains with his 5-year-old captive. >> negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect, and there's no reason to believe the child has been harmed. >> reporter: the two have been underground since tuesday afternoon, when dykes stormed onto a school bus and shot driver charles poland jr. four times, killing him. according to published reports, poland held the gunman at the front of the bus while 21 children escaped out the back. the gunman grabbed two children but one managed to break free. he then kidnapped a boy now identified as ethan. the six foot by eight-foot space has electricity and supplies. police were able to develop food and medication to the boy who has special needs. he's also been able to watch television. reportedly dykes has asked for nothing while refusing to release the child. the fbi stays in contact with dykes during the day and lets him sleep at night.
on. >>> d >>> neighbors in midland city say jimmy lee dykes has been working on a bunker for more than a year now. he has stayed there for eight days at a time. the sheriff offered this update to reporters. >> i can tell you that negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect and there is no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. they ask that everybody continue to keep the child and the family and all who are part of this investigation in your prayers. >> george howell has been covering this from the beginning. there is no reason to believe that the child has been harmed, so what do we know about this child? >> when you try to talk about these investigators, they are very tightlipped, they only offer updates every so often, when they speak, everyone listens. at this point, what we know is exactly what we said this young boy remains physically unharmed, the most important we heard. and they were able to get this young boy, medications, daily medications that he needs, but he remains held up against his will inside that bunker. one person who knows about that bunke
-old hostage in an underground bunker for a fourth day. what do we know about jimmy lee dykes? >> reporter: he's been in that bunker for more than 72 hours now and we're getting the first look at him. the photograph shows a man who is 65 years owed, 6 feet tall, about 170 pounds, we're told, with white hair and a beard. we know that this is the man, police say, on tuesday climbed aboard a school bus and shot the driver and took that kindergartner. we're also seeing today that the bus, the crime scene, is being moved. it was moved earlier today. as we said, it has been treated as a crime scene for the past few days. the dale county school board came and sent a truck to move it back to the school lot. so that part of the investigation is continuing but they are still inside that bunker, wolf. >> what's the latest? has there been any movement at all in terms of hostage -- in terms of the hostage situation continuing negotiations, talks? >> reporter: we know that there are local, state, and federal authorities here negotiating. they are speaking through this pvc pipe that goes more than 20 or 30 f
of that line of trees where this suspect here, mr. jimmy lee dykes, has built this underground bunker where he has taken this child after allegedly shooting this bus driver. remember, this started tuesday. we have an animation which shows what the bunker looks like that he built by himself about eight feet by six feet. it's covered over by four feet of dirt. so basically they're talking to this gentleman and listening to this little boy through a pvc pipe. people are trying to hold on to their focus and trying to not get frustrated with their lack of information, but they're holing on to hope that this man will release this five-year-old boy. >> he doesn't know what's going on. we know that he's crying for his mother and his grandparents. why the shooter does not release this young boy to his family is hard for me to understand. >> we're told he does have electricity. he has a television. we're just hoping that he does have some heat in this bunker that's underneath the ground because it does get very cold here at night and in the morning. guys, back to you. >> gretchen: craig, thanks so much
: a police source says the suspect is 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, described as a loner who distrusts the government. the boy is only being identified as ethan. police say the two are holed up eight feet underground in a 4 by 6 foot bunker. it's said to be full of supplies including a television. >> i think that he may have something to say and he wants people to hear him. not sure what that is, but i don't think he intends to hurt that little boy. >> reporter: hostage negotiators have been talking to dykes through a pvc pipe and dykes has allowed police to send medicine and coloring books for ethan down that pipe. >> time decreases stress and anxiety in a hostage situation and as long as you can measure that, there's no need to move this forward perhaps get someone hurt. >> it all started on tuesday when a police source says dykes boarded a school bus demanding two random children. witnesses say the drive charles poland jr. refused and that's when dykes allegedly shot and killed poland and made off with eth ethan. >> my dad loved children. >> reporter: aaron poland and his sister lyd
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